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Financial Planning and Analysis Financial Analyst III

Financial Planning and Analysis Financial Analyst III

locationLos Angeles, CA 90017, USA
PublishedPublished: 5/4/2024
Full Time

Salary Range:  $88,854.00 (Min.) - $115,509.00 (Mid.) - $142,166.00 (Max.)

Established in 1997, L.A. Care Health Plan is an independent public agency created by the state of California to provide health coverage to low-income Los Angeles County residents. We are the nation’s largest publicly operated health plan. Serving more than 2 million members in five health plans, we make sure our members get the right care at the right place at the right time.

Mission: L.A. Care’s mission is to provide access to quality health care for Los Angeles County's vulnerable and low-income communities and residents and to support the safety net required to achieve that purpose.

Job Summary

The Financial Planning and Analysis Financial Analyst III is involved in the preparation of the annual budget and forecast. This position is a key contact for operating budget matters and will support Division Chiefs and Directors on operational spending analysis. This position will prepare, consolidate, and analyze budgets for L.A. Care Health Plan; including Operating Budget, Forecasts, Monthly Variance Reports, Strategic Reports and Long Range Plans. Other duties include assistance with financial statement analysis, preparing reports for presentation, and other ad hoc reports. The position will interact with members of the management team and other department staff to assist in the development of the annual budget/forecast.


Develop budget/ forecast data models (for projecting membership, estimating revenue and cost of healthcare expense categories, and calculating administrative costs). Consolidate revenue, cost of healthcare and administrative expenses. Compile annual budget book and narratives for approval by senior staff and governing bodies. Assist individual cost centers in developing the budget. Timely development of a manageable and reasonable budget. 

Create, analyze, and disseminate variance reports to aid Senior Management with decision making. Support Division Chiefs and Directors on monitoring departmental spending and actual vs. budget variance analysis.  Actively participate and lead assigned areas for the development of the budget, monthly and quarterly financial review, and long-range financial forecast based on expected operations and business conditions. Perform complex financial analysis of specific capital and extraordinary projects and make recommendations to management. Serve as a Finance liaison with other departments. Prepare and present staff reports and other necessary documents. Support and act as consultant to other departments and managers. 

Perform other duties as assigned. 

Duties Continued

Education Required

Bachelor's Degree in Economics or Related FieldIn lieu of degree, equivalent education and/or experience may be considered.

Education Preferred


At least 5 years experience analyzing data in a financial context.

Experience with financial data for Medi-Cal population.

Previous experience in accounting, budgeting and forecasting is a strong plus.


Extensive knowledge and demonstrated ability to analyze complex issues and present findings and recommendations to senior management in a logical and understandable manner.

Excellent analytical, organizational, and presentation skills.

Superior attention to detail

Strong understanding of GAAP and Finance Concepts.

Understanding of accruals, operating costs vs. capital costs
Advanced/Expert skills in Excel on V-Lookup and pivot tables.

Proficient in SharePoint maintenance.

Ability to multitask and meet constant deadlines.

Proven ability to work effectively with others in a team-oriented environment.

SQL skills and budget system development skills.

Licenses/Certifications Required

Licenses/Certifications Preferred

Required Training

Physical Requirements


Additional Information

Salary Range Disclaimer: The expected pay range is based on many factors such as geography, experience, education, and the market.  The range is subject to change.

L.A. Care offers a wide range of benefits including

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Retirement Plans
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Wellness Program
  • Volunteer Time Off (VTO)